Hard time it isn’t

Cape Breton Post - - COMMENT -

Could some­one please ex­plain to me what was Dar­ren Muise’s pu­n­ish­ment? He was con­victed and sen­tenced to 20 years to life for the cold-blooded mur­der of Neil Bur­roughs Jr.

Cor­rect me if I’m wrong, but here was his pu­n­ish­ment: three meals a day; warm bed and roof over his head; ac­cess to TV, phone, com­puter and gym; free health and den­tal care and free ed­u­ca­tion; free to go out in our com­mu­ni­ties; free to have a so­cial life, have re­la­tion­ships and date.

I’ve saved the best for last: he works five days a week with our most pre­cious gift – hand­i­capped chil­dren.

Now ex­plain to me how the pu­n­ish­ment fits the crime. There is an old say­ing, what is the world com­ing to; but now it should read: “Look what our world has come to.” Irene Mor­ris Syd­ney Mines

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